As a child, A. R. Frederiksen wanted to be either a hairdresser, a florist, a horse, or an author.

Hair, flowers, and horses sadly haven’t played much part in her road to authoring, but that road has been interspersed with many other vocations, such as seafood chef, university admissions caseworker, freelance copywriter and copyeditor, creative writing teacher, ESL-teacher, English tutor, and much more.

Authoring won out when she was introduced to English as a preteen and instantly fell in love with a language much riper and vaster than her own. She’d always enjoyed writing in Danish, but English took it to new heights, and the deal was sealed when she later tried her teenage hand at fanfiction.

Even today, she thinks there’s no sweeter rush than knowing someone will take the time to read the words she’s cooked up somewhere to the left of her brain, sometimes the right, and see themselves reflected in those words.